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Baskervilles Gymnasts Take Home 76 Medals from Rising Stars Home Competition

18516219_10210043236252592_1187407200_nGymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics have had a successful weekend of competition, taking home 76 medals from Baskervilles’ own Annual Girls’ Rising Stars Competition. Over 200 gymnasts from 10 different clubs across the South West gathered at Baskervilles on Sunday 14th May to take part in the intermediate, squad-level competition.

Four sessions ran throughout the day, each with several competitions taking place. Gymnasts competed on floor, vault and trampet, and awards were given to the top three gymnasts on each piece, as well as to the top six gymnasts overall in each category.

18492021_10210043235132564_1738129530_nIn the Red Under 11 Pre-Level Competition, Baskervilles’ Maddie Unthank took home gold on vault, contributing to an overall score of 35.20, which won her the silver medal.

Harriet Naysmith bagged a gold medal for her vault in the Blue Under 11 Pre-Level Competition.

Competing in the Yellow Under 9 Pre-Level Competition, Poppy Aust won gold on floor, scoring 11.900. Amelia Kittlety won bronze on floor and overall, where she scored 35.49.

Baskervilles gymnasts took home an impressive six medals in the Green Under 9 Pre-Level Competition, with Isabelle Lloyd leading the pack, taking home gold medals on floor, vault and overall, with an impressive overall score of 35.85.

18516240_10210043234772555_1192615087_nSeven medals were won by Baskervilles gymnasts in the Red Under 13 Pre-Level Competition. Taking silver overall with a score of 35.65 was Sophie Franklin-Adams, who also went home with a silver medal for her floor routine and bronze on trampet. Following closely behind, Alice Hibbert-Davies took bronze overall, winning bronze on floor, and taking home gold medals on vault and trampet.

The Blue Under 7 Advanced Competition was an all-Baskervilles affair. Aine Malkin swept the board, with golds on floor, vault, trampet and overall, and an overall score of 37.00. Following closely behind, Eva Bentley had a clean sweep of silver medals, her highest score of 12.40 coming from her floor routine. Winning overall bronze position, as well as bronze on vault, was Lucy Edwards.

18492855_10210043234532549_172462512_nIn the Yellow Under 7 Pre-Level Competition, Sienna Randall won gold on vault.

Rhiannon Anaya came 3rd overall in the Green Under 7 Intermediate Competition, winning silver on floor.

The Red Under 9 Intermediate Competition saw Roxy Bristow take silver overall, coming in 2nd place on vault and 3rd on floor. Ava Gregory followed closely behind in bronze position overall, taking 1st place on vault.

Brooke Rackstraw led the way in the Blue Under 9 Advanced Competition, taking overall gold with a score of 36.80, as well as coming in 1st place on floor and 2nd on vault.

18492373_10210043235372570_1426674965_nIn the Yellow Under 11 Intermediate Competition, Sofia Francis won 2nd place overall with a score of 34.700, bagging gold on trampet and silver on vault. In 3rd place overall was Freya Brown, who won silver on floor and bronze on trampet.

Nell Bloomfield led the pack from Baskervilles in the Green Under 11 Intermediate Competition, winning 2nd place overall, with bronze on floor and silver on trampet. Following closely behind, Tilly Kennard came 3rd overall, bagging herself a gold medal on trampet and silver on vault along the way.

18554981_10210043235452572_1267449711_nIn the Red Over 13 Advanced Competition, Baskervilles’ Anna Street stomped to victory, winning gold medals on all pieces and overall, with an overall score of 34.900. Baskervilles’ Assistant Coach Daisy Collier won a silver medal on trampet and bronze on vault.

Bella Hemmings bagged overall silver in the Red Under 13 Intermediate Competition, taking home gold for her floor routine, which scored 11.200.

The competition, which included a fundraising raffle, was thoroughly enjoyed by all. All funds raised at the competition will go towards the purchase of new equipment for the gym, and the improvement of Baskervilles’ facilities. Baskervilles put all of their profits back into the business for the benefit of their members – this helps aid gymnasts’ development to achieve their potential at all levels.

Competition organiser Vicky Baskerville explained, “Yet again, this has been a fantastic event for Baskervilles – everything went incredibly smoothly and we are so proud of the gymnasts who took part. Thanks to the excellent team at Baskervilles who made it possible!”

Baskervilles are looking forward to hosting their Boys’ Baskervilles Cup Competition next Sunday.

Click here for full competition results.

Baskervilles Holds First Ever Private Schools Competition

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Gymnasts from schools around Bath have had competition success at Baskervilles School of Gymnastics first ever Public Schools Competition. The competition was held at Monkton Prep School on Friday 5th May, and saw 70 children take part.

IMG_4172Teams competed from King Edward’s School, Monkton Prep School and Royal High School, with Moorlands Schools Federation also invited as guests, following their success at the Bath and Keynsham Schools Competition, which took place in February this year.

Each team taking part on the day comprised of five gymnasts, who each competed on floor and vault, with the four highest scores on each piece of apparatus contributing to the final team score.

Split over two levels, the Year 3 and 4 Competition had a total of nine teams competing in the Level 1 Competition, with six teams taking part in the Level 2 Competition.

IMG_4186In the Level 1 Competition, King Edward’s School A Team took gold on floor, with King Edward’s School B Team earning gold on vault. Overall, King Edward’s School A Team placed 3rd, Monkton Prep School placed 2nd with a score of 66.30, and the King Edwards School B Team came 1st, with an impressive score of 67.70 out of 80.00. Livi Lewis of King Edwards School was crowned the overall individual winner of the Level 1 competition, with a score of 18.30.

The Level 2 competition saw some tough competition for the teams taking part. On floor, gymnasts Tahlia Wyatt of Moorlands Schools Federation, Toby Hales of King Edward’s School, and Tilly Kennard and Isla Mills from Royal High School all scored a perfect 10.00. Overall, King Edward’s School A Team placed 3rd, Moorlands Schools Federation A Team placed 2nd and the team from Royal High School took the gold position. Isla Mills from Royal High School won the overall individual gold medal with a score of 19.80 out of 20.00, with Tahlia Wyatt from Moorlands Schools Federation following closely behind with a score of 19.70.

IMG_4189In the afternoon, the Year 5 and 6 gymnasts took to the competition floor, with a total of five teams over the two levels.

In the Level 1 competition, all the teams performed consistently, with Monkton Prep School B Team taking 3rd place on the floor and vault, Monkton Prep School A Team taking 2nd, and King Edward’s School 1st. Sophie Parnell of Monkton Prep School was crowned the overall winner.

The Level 2 competition saw a high standard of gymnastics with many gymnasts scoring 9.00 or more out of 10.00 on both pieces of apparatus. The team from Monkton Prep School managed to bag gold on vault, whilst the team from King Edward’s School took gold on floor. Overall, the team from King Edward’s School placed 1st. Sophie Franklin-Adams from King Edward’s School took home the overall individual gold medal.

IMG-20170509-WA0003Event organiser Francesca Ince explained, “I was extremely pleased with how the competition went. It was our first year running the event and I would like to thank Monkton Prep for hosting. We are looking forward to organising the same competition next year and hope to invite even more schools and gymnasts to take part”.

Emma Pike from Monkton Prep School enthused, “a huge thank you to your team for the fantastic competition. You have such a great team to work it and the girls and boys loved it. I don’t think they will ever receive so many medals in one competition again. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this”.

Click here for full competition results.

Baskervilles Boys Bag 31 Medals at South West Intercounties Festival

Squad gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics took home 31 medals, following the South West Intercounties Festival. 14 gymnasts made the trip to Falcons Gymnastics Club in Barnstaple on 29th April for the competition, which took place over two days.

IMG_3022Competing on Saturday 29th April in the floor and vault competition was 8-year-old Braydon Wisbey, who performed a spectacular vault to take 2nd place, securing 8th place in the overall competition.

On Sunday 30th April, the six-piece competition took place, where gymnasts competed on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

In the Under 8 Compulsory Competition, Hal Davies, Felix Bailey, Henry McLean and Thomas Coles represented Baskervilles. Davies and Coles drew on floor, to both take bronze medal position. The boys placed 10th and 7th overall, respectively. Bailey took 4th on parallel bars and 6th on rings to land him in 9th place overall.

IMG_2539McLean bagged himself a gold on floor, two silvers on the rings and vault and a bronze on parallel bars to finish 3rd in the overall competition. Additionally, McLean also won the Mike Euridge Cup for performing his floor routine with the least deductions over the whole weekend of competition, an outstanding achievement.

As a team representing Somerset County, the four boys placed 2nd overall.

The Under 10 Competition was the most competitive category of the day, and saw Toby Hales, Charlie Pecchia, Clem Nacchia, Jack Jenner and Jacob McLean competing for Baskervilles. Nacchia’s best performance was on high bar, where he placed 13th, landing 36th place overall. Jenner placed 27th overall, coming in 16th place on floor and 17th on the pommel horse. Hales came 13th on rings and showed consistency throughout his competition, finishing in 21st place overall. A clean pommel horse routine to take 8th place helped land Pecchia in 19th place overall. McLean bagged gold on vault and bronze on high bar to place 18th overall. Gould took home silver on parallel bars and bronze on the rings to finish 6th in the overall competition, helped by four of his six scores being in top 10 positions.

As a county, the boys’ scores collectively placed them in 3rd position.

IMG_2540Archie-Jack Hall competed in his first competition for Baskervilles in the Over 12 Competition. He showed great maturity throughout, performing consistently to bag himself gold on floor and three bronze medals on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar, finishing 4th overall.

Competing in the Under 14 Voluntary Competition, 12-year-old Oliver Snook brought home six medals, including a silver in the all-around competition. This was helped by fantastic performances on floor and vault to take gold. Furthermore, Snook took three silver medals on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars.

IMG_3093Baskervilles’ eldest gymnast of the competition, Henry Brooker, took part in the Under 16 Voluntary Competition. Brooker took 2nd place on parallel bars, and won five bronzes medals on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault and high bar respectively. These scores combined to place him in 3rd position overall.

As a county, Somerset placed 3rd in the region with all of the boys’ scores contributing to this achievement.

The South West Intercounties Festival concluded a successful month of competition for the squad boys at Baskervilles, with elite gymnasts also competing at the 2017 English Championships in mid-April. Representing the boys’ squads at Baskervilles were 11-year-old Theo Todd-Jones, 12-year-old Oliver Snook and 19-year-old Harry Wall.

17504283_1287434017972664_8267213436935176394_oCompeting in the Under 12 category, Todd-Jones finished in 34th place overall. His pommel horse routine was his strongest, where he had a clean performance and came 10th.

In the Under 14 event, Snook’s best performance was on the parallel bars, where he took 8th place after a tidy routine. Snook also showed his ability on the vault and pommel horse where he placed 13th and 14th respectively. These scores helped Snook to land in 20th place overall in a highly competitive category.

Wall competed in the Senior Men’s category, pitting himself against some of the country’s top gymnasts. With a sound pommel horse routine, Wall scored 12.600 to finish in 6th place.

The competition provided great experience for the gymnasts, allowing them to compete against the country’s top gymnasts on a national stage.

The squad boys at Baskervilles are now looking forward to competing at home, at the Baskervilles Cup, on Sunday 21st May.

Baskervilles Gymnast Places Third in the United Kingdom on Vault

IMG-20170502-WA0009An elite gymnast from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics has taken bronze on vault at National Finals. 11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn competed at the highest level a gymnast of her age is able to compete, and passed her Compulsory Level 2 Grade with a distinction. The 2017 National Finals took place on Saturday 30th April in Stoke on Trent.

Competing in the Compulsory Level 2 category, Pawlyn performed well against tough competition, coming in 21st place overall out of 35 gymnasts. With an exceptional range and conditioning routine, Pawlyn placed 8th with a score of 13.200 out of 14.00. Pawlyn managed to complete her full asymmetric bar routine with the judges awarding her the maximum start value.

Pawlyn’s best achievement of the day was on vault, where she scored 13.80 and placed 3rd in the United Kingdom.

IMG-20170502-WA0010Elite Girls’ Coach Emma Baskerville explained, “I am over the moon with Rosa’s performance at the weekend. Next year I plan for Rosa to compete in the Compulsory Level 1 competition. Passing this will qualify her for the 2019 British Championships in Liverpool. Rosa is making Baskervilles history!”

Pawlyn’s impressive result ended a successful month for Baskervilles’ elite girls, with 12-year-old Kiera Williams and 11-year-old Isobel Martin competing at English Championships.

IMG-20170502-WA0012The competition, which was held at Loughborough University, was Martin’s first English Championships, and Williams’ second year at the event. Both gymnasts competed in the Espoir category, with Williams in 37th place and Martin placing 44th, out of 59 gymnasts.

Martin successfully competed a double twist on floor, which contributed to her score of 10.300. Martin also performed a brand new bar routine, but it was her vault which scored best, which earned her 12.200 points.

Williams performed calmly, competing a tucked yurchenko vault to obtain an impressive score of 12.100. Williams’ all-round consistency earned her an overall score of 41.100.

Four Medals for Baskervilles Gymnasts at Springboard Competition

FullSizeRender (8)Gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics had success at the Springboard Competition in Melksham on Sunday 2nd April, taking home four medals. Gymnasts travelled to Wiltshire School of Gymnastics to take part in the four piece girls’ event. The day saw stiff competition for Baskervilles’ gymnasts, with 19 gymnastic clubs taking part in total.

In the youngest category were 9-year-olds Molly Hibbert-Davies, Rosie Stone, Isabella Mori and Amelie Rushforth, and 8-year-olds Bethan Reynolds and Tess Roebuck. In a field of over 60 competitors, Hibbert-Davies bagged the overall bronze medal, scoring 46.03 points. Hibbert-Davies came 2nd on bar with a great score of 11.70, and 3rd on beam with Reynolds following closely behind in 7th place.

FullSizeRender (10)13-year-old Pearl Fray competed in the 13-14 years competition. Overall, Fray secured a respectable 6th place, helped by a clean beam routine which secured her the bronze.

Following the competition, Elite Girls’ Coach Rachel Down commented, “I am really pleased with all the girls’ performances this weekend. They have made not only me, but also, more importantly, themselves, extremely proud. For some of the gymnasts, this was their first ever four piece competition, and they excelled themselves. Overall, it was a great weekend!”

The girls are now preparing for their next competition in June, where they will compete as a team in the first match of this year’s West Country League.

British Championship Medal for Baskervilles’ Henry Brooker

IMG_2902Elite gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics have had success at this year’s British Championships, with one gymnast bagging himself a coveted medal. The event, which was held at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 24th-26th March 2017, drew its’ biggest ever crowd with over 15,000 spectators in the sold-out venue.

In the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Under 16 event, 14-year-old Henry Brooker competed strongly, landing himself in 26th place overall. Brooker’s strongest performance was on vault, where he bagged the bronze medal for both of his vaults with an average score of 11.925, in his most high profile competition to date.

IMG_293819-year-old Harry Wall competed in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Senior event for the second year running, pitting himself amongst members of the Men’s Olympic Gymnastics team. Wall’s strongest performance was on pommel horse, where he came sixth, drawing with ex-Olympian Daniel Purvis, with a score of 12.500.

This year’s British Championships saw the strongest results in a voluntary competition that Baskervilles have earned in the past decade, in the Under 16 and Senior Age Groups. The club’s elite gymnasts are now looking forward to English Championships, which will take place on Friday 7th-Sunday 9th April.

Baskervilles Gymnast to Represent the South West following Compulsory Grades

IMG_7589Gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics have had their most successful Compulsory Grades Competition to date, with four gymnasts passing their Grades and one gymnast also securing a place representing the South West at National Finals.

The competition, held at Wiltshire School of Gymnastics on Sunday 19th April, is the highest level of gymnastics that a child can compete at, and six Elite Gymnasts from Baskervilles took part.

11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn competed in the Compulsory 2 Category, not only passing her Grades, but also winning a place representing the South West at National Finals on Sunday 30th April. This is the second consecutive year that Pawlyn has achieved this accolade.

IMG_7590In the Compulsory 5 Category, gymnasts Tahlia Wyatt, 7, and Gracie Hurd, 8, both passed their Grades, with Wyatt scoring a brilliant 12.630 on vault, and Hurd scoring 11.900 on beam.

9-year-old Annabelle Moss passed her Grades in the Compulsory 4 Category, with a strong score of 11.200 on bars.

In the Compulsory Level 3 Category, 10-year-old Anya Green narrowly missed out, despite a high score of 12.600 on vault.

For 11-year-old Esme Mathias, this was the first time that she had competed at such a high level, and a great experience which will help further her gymnastic career.

Emma Baskerville, “The girls all performed to a very high standard, executing their skills with beautiful stretch, poise and presentation throughout their routines. I am so proud of all of their performances”.

Over 400 Gymnasts Take Part In Baskervilles’ Annual Club Competition

club comp 1Baskervilles Gymnastics Club held their eighth Annual Club Competition last weekend, with over 400 gymnasts taking part. Each year, all of the club’s recreational gymnasts are invited to experience competing, many of whom have never taken part in this type of event.

25 competitions were held over five sessions on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March. Gymnasts competed on two pieces – floor and vault – to an audience of over 300 people, and judges from Baskervilles who scored their efforts. Each gymnast won a participation medal, with the top six performers in each category and the top three on each piece awarded further accolades. The overall winner of each competition received a trophy.

club comp 7This was Baskervilles’ largest home competition to date, and a great time was had by gymnasts, parents and coaches alike.

Parent Julie Holborn commented, “My daughter had such an amazing time at the competition. Despite having worried prior to the competition, with reassurance from coaches and lots of practice, she happily took part, even winning a few medals. Most importantly, though, she gained huge self confidence in her abilities”.

club comp 4Competition organiser Vicky Baskervilles explained, “The thing I most enjoy about our Club Competition is seeing gymnasts display great courage in performing their routine to such a large audience, and their joy after competing. One gymnast approached me after performing their floor routine and said, ‘I felt nervous, and now I feel so, so happy’. That for me is what makes our competition so worthwhile”.

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who took part!

Baskervilles’ Oliver Snook Lands British Silver Medal

IMG_2230 - CopyElite Gymnasts from Baskervilles were pitted against the best of Britain on Saturday 11th March, at the Men’s British Championships. The event, held at the Europa Gymnastics Centre in London, saw 11-year-old Theo Todd-Jones and 12-year-old Oliver Snook take part in the Under 12 and Under 14 events respectively. Both gymnasts finished in the top 40 in the country, with Snook taking home a silver medal on floor.

Competing in the Under 12 category, Todd-Jones finished in 34th place overall. A clean routine on the parallel bars provided him with his best performance of the day, where he placed 14th.

IMG_2843 - CopyAs one of the youngest gymnasts in his category, Snook faced stiff competition in the Under 14 age group. Despite this, he performed an outstanding floor routine to take home the silver medal. With a strong performance on parallel bars, where he placed 10th, and 16th place positions on both high bar and vault, Snook placed 18th overall.

The competition was a great experience for the boys, allowing them to compete on a national stage amongst elite competitors from around Britain. The boys are now preparing for the English Championships in April, aiming for more success for Baskervilles!

Olympic Medallist Beth Tweddle Delivers Coaching Masterclass at Baskervilles

16665522_1414769021875834_5781076201776238251_oBaskervilles Gymnastics Club received a visit from Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle on Sunday 12th February, who hosted one of her popular Gymnastics Camps.

Over 70 gymnasts from the region took part on the day, which was split into two three-hour-long camps. The sessions began with a warm-up and stretch led by Tweddle, followed by coaching on five separate apparatus. This was followed by gymnastic games and a dance routine, with gymnasts receiving a goody bag at the end of the session. The camps were programmed to suit gymnasts of all ability levels.

Tweddle explains, “I want to give back to my sport. I had so much enjoyment through gymnastics. I was just a kid with a dream to work hard and to achieve something. If I can inspire one of these kids, and put a smile on their face, that’s my job done”.

Keen to allow as many gymnasts as possible to benefit from the once in a lifetime experience of training with Tweddle, Baskervilles held a series of competitions giving customers the opportunity to win tickets to the event.

FullSizeRender11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn, an Elite gymnast at Baskervilles, was one of the winners.

“It was really nice to meet Beth. Her and the other coaches were really friendly and happy to share a joke with the gymnasts, and didn’t pressurise us to achieve skills”, said Pawlyn, “I also really enjoyed seeing what gymnasts from different clubs do on each piece”.

8-year-old Amelie Rushforth, a Baskervilles Squad gymnast, said, “I really appreciated the individual training on beam from Beth, which was really inspiring. I also loved learning the dance routine at the end of the session”.

Another lucky winner was 9-year-old Kaci-Mae Hart, an Intermediate gymnast at Baskervilles, who commented, “It was really great to meet Beth and I really enjoyed going on the apparatus with her and the coaches. Beth signed various items for me including my Baskervilles jacket. It was a great opportunity – thank you Baskervilles”.

16731975_10154413399523108_384929807_o6-year-old Lara Gülcemal was new to gymnastics when she won her ticket to Tweddle’s gymnastics camp, and the day has inspired her to take up a regular gymnastics class.

Lara explained, “I loved the gymnastics camp and meeting Beth, and having my picture taken with her was very exciting. I had an amazing time!”

Baskervilles Coach Vicky Baskerville explained, “We were delighted to receive a visit from Beth and her team. The day went really well, with lots of inspired gymnasts leaving with huge smiles on their faces!”